“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine” (Proverbs 17:22).
OK, I thought now would be a good time for a little chuckle or two….
There was a rumor that Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-Fil-A, held a private meeting with the Pope during the last Papal visit to the US, and requested that Pope change the wording in the Lord’s Prayer from “give us this day our daily bread” to “give us this day our daily chicken.”
The Pope was aghast — “I cannot change these words, my son; these were give to us by the Lord Himself!”
“Look,” Cathy replied with undaunted determination, “I’ll donate $1,000,000 to Vatican City — if you will make this change.”
The Pope answered, “My son, this prayer has been around for two thousand years; its not something that we can just change over night.”
“I’ll donate $10 millions dollars if you’ll do it.” Cathy replied.
“Let me meet with the Cardinals and Bishops, and I’ll get back with you,” the Pope said.
Upon his return to Rome, the Pope met with his leaders and said, “I’ve got some good news, and some bad news — which do you want first?”
“Tell us the good news,” they all answered.
“Very well,” he replied, “Chick-Fil-a has donated ten millions dollars to Vatican City!”
“That’s marvelous!” the Cardinals and Bishops exclaimed — “What’s the bad news?”
“We lost the Wonder Bread account.” The Pope replied.